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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Do You Worship the God of Truth or the God of Nice?

Is being "nice" an idol in your life? Do you go along with lies because you are afraid of offending somebody? Do you smother the truth to avoid criticism?

We are called to respect the dignity of every human person, but sometimes that requires us to state a truth in charity that will certainly offend somebody. To say, "What you are doing is wrong," may offend the person who wants to be affirmed in sin, but it is certainly the charitable way when someone is teetering on the brink of hell.

Be kind to everybody -- but love people enough to speak the truth in charity even when a person will accuse you of not being "nice," in fact, of being "mean." It is anything but mean to save somebody from careening over the abyss into the everlasting fires of hell.

Pray and sacrifice for sinners. As little Jacinta said after the Fatima apparition of hell, "We must pray for poor sinners" who, as the Blessed Mother told the children, are falling into hell like snowflakes.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"And the Word Became Flesh and Dwelt Among Us."

The Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci
I love this feast of Our Lady, the Annunciation, for a very personal reason. My birthday is tomorrow and my mom and dad named me after the Blessed Mother. How privileged I am to have as my special patron this most wonderful of all the saints. And I have to agree with Fr. Mark Pilon that it is the greatest of all the feast days. Perhaps one day it will be recognized as a hold day of obligation. How appropriate that would be when the great day comes when Mary is named Co-redemptrix!

The Latest Gay Propaganda Film

This film is an excellent propaganda piece.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Confusion is Spreading! "It Can't be Loving not to Live the Truth!"

In an interview with LifeSiteNews, Cardinal Raymond Burke warns that the confusion is spreading:
LifeSiteNews: Since the extraordinary synod on the family, we have entered a period of uncertainty and confusion over several “hot-button” issues: communion for divorced and “remarried” couples, a change of attitude towards homosexual unions and an apparent relaxing of attitudes towards non-married couples. Does your Eminence think that this confusion is already producing adverse effects among Catholics? 

Lepanto Institute Challenges Patti Jannuzzi's Bishop

An Open Letter to Bishop Bootkoski

Lepanto Insitute's (LI) open letter responds to one written by Bishop Bootkoski. Much of what he said in his letter is incorrect and alarming. He claims Patti Jannuzzi's Facebook post opposed Church teaching. LI disagrees and calls for the bishop to identify what she said that was theologically incorrect. Unfortunately, the bishop's letter seems more in line with clerics who advance the homosexual agenda by either their active enabling or their silence.

Patti Jannuzzi had the courage to speak out and articulate the truth that the homosexual agenda threatens the future of western civilization. That is simply a fact. The destruction of marriage rings a death knell for morality.

Pray for the bishop and for all those who have thrown this good teacher under the proverbial bus. Faithful Catholics deserve better!

A big thank you to Michael Hichborn and the Lepanto Institue for taking up this crucial issue. It's easy to understand the persecution of faithful Christians by the homosexual juggernaut. When it comes from princes of the is reminded of the bench of bishops who threw Thomas More under the bus!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Thought for the Day: What are you Teaching your Children?

Or even more importantly -- what are you allowing your children to be taught?

When you consider the situation of religion teacher Patti Jannuzzi being fired for speaking the truth on her Facebook page, and when you consider the constant brainwashing of children (even in Catholic schools) on tolerance for homosexual activity, and when you consider a host o:f other subjects like evolution, sex ed, etc. all being shoved down the throats of little ones.....

Well...maybe it's time to get back to basics and what the Church has taught for millennia about the truths of the faith and the obligation to pass them on.

Read these words of wisdom from Pope Pius XI (1939):

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Battle Cry for the Ordinary Synod: Defend the Family

The latest issue of The Truth, the newsletter of Les Femmes, is not online at our website yet, but I thought I would post the lead article with footnotes for those concerned about the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family. Catholics need to prepare to fight the attempts to attack the indissolubility of marriage. It's clear that many of the enemies of marriage are inside the Church. And so, Church Militant, you need to prepare to fight.  

A Battle Cry for the Ordinary Synod: Defend the Family
By Mary Ann Kreitzer

The Ordianary Synod on the Family is scheduled next October 4th – 25th in Rome. It continues the efforts begun at the Extraordinary Synod last Fall. The original meeting revealed a sharp divide between “progressives” and “traditionalists;”[1] among the bishops and, since the close of the synod, battle lines are drawn and grenades flying. On one side progressives like Cardinals Walter Kasper, Reinhold Marx, Donald Wuerl, Archbishop Bruno Forte, and Fr. Thomas Rosica (English language spokesman for the Vatican) insist that development of doctrine permits pastoral changes that can allow divorced and remarried Catholics in individual circumstances (without annulment) to return to the sacraments. The other major issue progressives are pushing is a pastoral approach affirming the good of homosexuality. 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Do You Believe in Evolution? Why?

Many evolutionists have put forth theories that are ridiculous and mindless.They are true believers in the worst sense because, rather than looking at things scientifically, they force science to fit their belief. Many are atheists who hate the idea that God might actually have created things by fiat. "Let there be light!" and light came into being.

Let's take a look at just one true believer and one example of what he calls "evidence" for evolution. Dr. Jerry Coyne claims that embryology proves evolution. One point he makes is that the embryo in utero has no need of the hairy coating called lanugo and that proves we are descended from primates. Here's his evidence:

Friday, March 20, 2015

Immaculata High School Needs More Patricia Jannuzzis

Patricia Jannuzzi was merely speaking Catholic doctrine when she posted a comment on her Facebook page about the gay agenda. She was right. But she's paying a steep price for not playing the politically correct game and holding her tongue. Anyone today who calls out our modern day Herods, like John the Baptist did, can expect to have his head demanded on a platter.

Well, things at Immaculata haven't been so squeaky clean in the past few years. Homosexual scandals have plagued the school. Check out these articles about the activities going on at Immaculata High School in recent years -- including an assistant principal videotaping nude boys in the showers.

Maybe there's a reason that the teacher who warned about the evils of the homosexual agenda is the one not welcome by Fr. Seamus Brennan:
Immaculata Scandal
Secret Camera in Immaculata Shower Videotapes Naked Boys
Third Scandal at Immaculata
What's happened to Patricia Jannuzzi because of her faithfulness to the teachings of the Church is disgraceful! We should do more than wring out hands, though. You can help her family by making a small donation here.

Real Catholics Protest the Norfolk St. Patrick's Day Parade

If I had been there I would have stood in solidarity with them. Pray for these courageous souls who didn't mind taking the abuse for standing up for the truth. St. Patrick, pray for them.

Church Politics: Cardinal Dolan and his Thugs.

Cardinal Dolan is, well what's the word? -- a hypocrite who says, "Bravo!" to all things homosexual but sets his thugs on faithful Catholics? Or is the word worldly politician who acts like Obama's union warlords who strong arm any opponents who dare to show up at his political cheerleading events? Or is the word CEO, head of a "corporation" that cares about little besides money and power?

Or is the answer -- all three? God help us when these are the kinds of "princes" who lead the Church. It bodes ill for the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the family where Dolan will likely be one of the game masters. Thanks, Michael, for exposing the "games." The most dangerous enemies of the Church are the ones inside her churches.

Thought for the Day: Political Language and Semantic Gymnastics

"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an appearnace of solidarity to pure wind."                                  George Orwell

Here are a few examples of semantic gymnastics that make the unthinkable "respectable."